Fulham Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes gutted after Fulham heartbreak

27th February 2020
First team

Matt Grimes was left gutted after the captain saw his Swansea City cruelly denied a valuable point at Fulham.

The Swans produced a fine team display at Craven Cottage, and gave as good as they got against the automatic promotion hopefuls.

They felt they should have had penalties for fouls on Andre Ayew, and an appeal for handball against Joe Bryan.

Instead a spot-kick was controversially awarded at the other end after Connor Roberts was adjudged to have fouled Neeskens Kebano by referee Tim Robinson.

Freddie Woodman saved Aleksandar Mitrovic’s spot-kick and Kebano’s follow-up, but could do nothing to prevent the Serbian powering home a header in the final minute of stoppage time.

It was a night to put players, staff and fans through the emotional wringer, and Grimes could not hide the hurt being felt in the Swansea changing room.

Fulham Freddie Woodman

“I’m struggling for words if I’m honest, gutting is probably the best way to describe it,” said the midfielder.

“We’re all disappointed to lose in that manner at the end especially after giving everything like we did for 90 minutes. It was a real kick in the teeth.

“Fulham are a very good team. We came here and expected they would have a lot of the ball because they are a very good side. We defended well, I thought we were resolute and we looked like we were going to nick the win at times.

“We should have had a couple of penalties but it didn’t quite go for us in the end. For it to be snatched away from us at the end is very disappointing.”